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Record Tube numbers shows need for spending review investment

Figures released by Transport for London show that more people are using London Underground than at any point in its 152-year history.

The figures show that:

  • Records have been broken for passenger numbers travelling on the Tube
  • 9 October was busiest day ever with 4.735 million customer journeys
  • A record 28.614 million journeys made in the last week of October

The announcements comes as TfL faces a cut in state subsidy over the next five years, set to be announced in this month’s Spending Review.

David Leam, Infrastructure Director at London First, responded saying:

“With the population growing, we need to add more trains and more efficient signalling to the Tube. But this can only happen if this month’s spending review invests in London’s transport system.”

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